Manhunt underway after driver stabs man to death after their vehicles collided
Published 17/07/2015 | 07:36
A manhunt is under way for a knifeman who got out of his car and stabbed to death another motorist after their vehicles crashed.
The stabbing took place after two cars collided on the A24 at Findon, West Sussex, last night, Sussex Police said.
The suspect got out of the car in front and knifed the driver of the other car before getting back into his vehicle and driving off.
The victim, whose identity has not been revealed, died at the scene.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Police are investigating a fatal stabbing of a man following a collision between two cars on the A24, opposite the garden centre at Rogers Farm, Findon, just before 8.40pm on Thursday.
"A suspect who was in the car in front got out and stabbed the driver of the other car. The air ambulance landed and paramedics carried out first aid on the victim but he died at the scene.
"The suspect got back in the vehicle and drove off. Inquiries are ongoing to trace the suspect. The A24 is currently shut in both directions by the Black Horse pub."
The victim was a 79-year-old man, police disclosed.
Police officers manned cordons close to the quiet rural scene where the attack happened.
Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi of the Surrey and Sussex major crime team said: "Officers have been urgently making inquiries overnight to trace the suspect. We need to hear from witnesses who saw the collision, the suspect or the car involved, particularly if anyone filmed the incident or saw anyone filming it.
"Specially trained officers are supporting the victim's family at this extremely difficult time."
The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 30 and 40, 6ft tall, skinny with shoulder length brown wavy hair and a thin face.
His car is described as a pale coloured old-style vehicle.
Two police vehicles were parked within a cordon where the murder occurred but the cars had been removed.
Sussex Police appealed for witnesses to call 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Operation Roseberg or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.